Cognizant opened its US regional technology and service delivery center in Mesa, Arizona.
The center will have over 500 new employees, increasing Cognizant’s workforce to nearly 3,000 employees at facilities in Phoenix, Chandler and Mesa.
Cognizant’s $4.5 million capital investment this year in the new Mesa facility is part of an expansion in Arizona. State-wide hiring over the past 18 months has totaled more than 500 employees in addition to the new positions being created in Mesa.
Cognizant said it will be hiring full-time, skilled technology and business professionals in Mesa to provide business process services as well as software application development and maintenance.
Cognizant also joined hands with Maricopa Corporate College to provide technical training for in-demand digital economy jobs like the ones at Cognizant. Cognizant will provide free training to those selected to participate.
Cognizant said courses held at Maricopa Corporate College starting this fall will focus on Application Support and Infrastructure Services. Individuals who complete the training program will have an opportunity to interview for job openings within Cognizant.
“Arizona is an attractive place to do business, with its strong infrastructure, emphasis on innovation, rich pool of talent, and overall quality of life,” said Karen McLoughlin, chief financial officer of Cognizant.